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Old 01-13-2014, 11:59 PM   #1
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The Burz

I bought my GBS BRZ back in September 2013 and have been enjoying it a lot. This is my first sports car and also the first car I've done any work on. As mentioned, I'm enjoying both driving and customizing it to my tastes. My friend and I have more or less named the car "The Burz".

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Engine Bay
Grimmspeed Hood Struts

Exhaust
Perrin 2.5" Resonated Catback

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Ebay Rear Diffuser
Grimmspeed LP Relocation Kit
Helix Smoked Side Markers
MIT Sharkfin Antenna
OEM Mudflaps
Spyder v1 Tail Lights
Stillen Roof Spoiler (painted glossy black)
Valenti Reverse/Fog

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Blue LED Door Courtesy Lights
Blue LED Dome Light
Blue LED Trunk Light
Blue/White LED Panel/Gauge Cluster Conversion
CA-FI Dashlinq4 Head Unit
DIY Trunk Cargo-net

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Eibach Pro Kit Lowering Springs
SPC Rear Lower Control Arms
Niche NR6 18x8 +40
Michelin PSS 225/40/18


I'm always looking for opportunities to get out and drive and bring my camera with me. Mostly take pictures of the scenery... I don't get nearly enough pictures though.

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Old 01-13-2014, 11:59 PM   #2
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I made a video:

[ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZIBS8q7ZmU"]THE BURZ - YouTube[/ame]




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Old 01-14-2014, 12:08 AM   #3
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very nice keep up the good work. Just curious what rear diffuser did you get and how was it to install?
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very nice keep up the good work. Just curious what rear diffuser did you get and how was it to install?
Thanks. The diffuser was just a cheap polypropylene knock-off of the OEM diffuser. $70 on Amazon. Super easy install but I did need to use a pair of ramps to get under the car.

IIRC, it attaches pretty much directly to the bumper via the existing plastic clips. It comes with some metal square screw/bolt clips (don't know the right term for them)... You put the metal clip on the inner liner and bolt on the bumper. I ended up drilling into the rear bumper liner on the sides to secure the diffuser on the extremities. Some people either leave it alone or use some 3m double-sided tape but I decided to bolt it on so it was flush. I can take some pictures of the fitment if you're interested.
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Working on doing a full LED conversion of all the panels and switches and stuff... going blue!



They're not very bright so I'm going to look at getting different ones before I move onto the HVAC.
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are those the legit jam side markers???
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are those the legit jam side markers???
Yes?

Edit: Err, sorry, read that as "jdm"... I believe they are indeed Helix.
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Installed some OEM mudflaps today. Was a bit iffy about it for the last few months but after seeing them on some cars at the last few meets, they grew on me.





I also made a GoPro tow-hook mount per @PMok's instructions (plus some extra screws since I don't trust adhesives).

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A little bit of work since the last update...

I've swapped out the red LEDs in most of the controls and HVAC to fit my liking:







(Will be taking better pictures in the future)

Still need to to do the head unit and gauge cluster.

I added a 30% tint to the rear windows (yay california laws :|):




I also installed the Valenti Reverse/Fog light bar:



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I've finished the LED conversion today:



I only did the gauges and none of the other indicator lights. Really happy with the results. The time put into the whole conversion has been well worth it!
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I've finished the LED conversion today:



I only did the gauges and none of the other indicator lights. Really happy with the results. The time put into the whole conversion has been well worth it!
Looks much better this way!
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Installed Perrin 2.5" Resonated Catback:

[ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgiBGDpiNh4"]Perrin 2.5 Resonated Catback - YouTube[/ame]
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For some reason half the pictures in this thread were deleted...

Anyway, this is current iteration of The Burz taken this morning. Over the past few months I installed a sharkfin and roof spoiler. I also picked up the Grimspeed CAI not too long ago. I think it's fantastic.

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Solid list of mods. Cant wait to see with a drop and wheels!

Also, digging the roof spoiler. How much was it and how was the install?
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